“Keith and his team were fantastic.”- Thomas M.
Bastrop County Probate Attorney
How Will A Bastrop County Probate Attorney Help Me?
The time after a loved one’s death can be emotional and confusing. The services of a Bastrop County probate attorney, while not required under the law, are nonetheless vital in wrapping up issues pertaining to the decedent’s finances and property. How are assets distributed? Who pays the decedent’s outstanding debts? What if there is no will? Under the Texas probate process, the assets and debts of a person who has died are placed into an estate, which is then overseen by a probate court. When a will exists, the court ensures that assets are distributed according to the decedent’s wishes. With no will, matters are more complicated. Intestacy laws and arguments of a Bastrop County probate attorney will play a role in how the estate is divvied up. In either case, there are some necessary court appearances and required paperwork after a person has died — the process can be time consuming and difficult to understand if you are not experienced in this area of the law.
What Services Does A Probate Attorney in Bastrop County Offer?
Though a Bastrop County probate attorney may primarily deal with matters directly involving the probate process, their legal counsel also can include inheritance law, property rights, conservatorships, guardianships, legal transfer of property and more. Your lawyer can answer questions regarding the taxes associated with estate taxes, both federal and state, as well as what fees may be associated with the probate process.
In regards to the Texas probate process, a Bastrop County probate attorney will be able to perform the following functions on the behalf of beneficiaries:
File any and all paperwork necessary.
Ensure that the court is provided with the necessary proof of death.
Notify any creditors of the estate. And,
Inventory and appraise the assets of the estate.
Performing these tasks within the scope of Texas law requires specific knowledge of the legal process, which a Bastrop County probate attorney will have.
Sadly, the probate process is not always a peaceful resolution of the decedent’s estate. There are those who would attempt to take advantage of a loved one’s death. The Bastrop County probate attorney, Keith Morris Attorney at Law, has a proven track record of successfully handling clients’ estates during the Texas probate process. Call (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth today for more information on your Bastrop County probate issues.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Bastrop County including the cities of Bastrop, Elgin, and Smithville.
Multi-Million Dollar Estate Case Six-Figure Settlement Reached
Obtained six-figure settlement after jury was seated for adopted child in multi-million dollar estate case after adoption was disputed.
Probate Case Successful Verdict
Obtained verdict for daughter that reunited with her father after being estranged and offered will for probate but was contested by her sister.
Evidentiary Hearing Hearing Won
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
Multi-Million Dollar International Estate Settlement Reached
Successfully negotiated settlement between surviving spouse and foreign advisers in multi-million dollar international estate.
Estate Administration Case Dispute Resolved
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
Multi-Million Dollar Trust Dispute Won Summary Judgment
Won summary judgment for prominent South Texas family in multi-million-dollar trust dispute over real property.
Guardianship Case Case Won
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
Estate Administration & Division of Assets Dispute Resolved
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
If you call Keith Morris, he will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.
Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
Keith Morris is proud to be the litigator that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting his clients optimal results.
With over 20 years of legal experience, Keith Morris has devoted his efforts to sharpening his skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.